Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

MX-15 EO/IR imaging turrets from L-3 WESCAM

L-3 WESCAM to supply Boeing with MX-15 EO/IR imaging sensors for Canadian Forces helicopter program

L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to supply fifteen digital electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensors for the Canadian Medium-Heavy Lift Helicopter program. The MX-15 EO/IR imaging turrets will be delivered to Boeing between the years 2011-2014, and will be installed on the Canadian Forces' newly acquired Chinook Helicopters.

"WESCAM is very proud to have been selected by Boeing for this key Canadian program," said Paul Jennison, L-3 WESCAM vice president, government sales and business development. "The Canadian Forces will depend on our leading EO/IR technology for this program, as they do for the CP-140 Aurora and INGRESS programs."

WESCAM's MX-15 will enhance overall mission capability, providing immediate situational awareness when Chinook transport missions are underway. WESCAM's MX-15 product line is contains the most technically advanced performance features enabling 25 percent lighter installation weight, increased range performance, an expanded ease-of-use control suite, and full digital image fidelity.

The contract is in line with Canada's Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy and is an integral part of Boeing's IRB program associated with the acquisition of the 15 CH-147 medium-to-heavy-lift helicopters for the Canadian Forces.

WESCAM also is currently under contract to Boeing to deliver similar EO/IR capability to the Royal Netherlands Airforce for its CH-47 platform, and the longer range MX-20HD model for the United States Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft program.

Press release issued by L-3 WESCAM on October 27, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Airframer
L-3 WESCAM FLIR Systems, Airborne Reconnaissance Infrared


 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing CH-47 Chinook


 Related directory sectors:
Imaging and Visual Systems

Enhanced listings:

EuroLink International Sales & Marketing
Build sales faster! International business development services for vendors to the aerospace sector. Multilingual technical sales & marketing to OEMs, MROs, and Tier suppliers.

The leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry.

Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH
Handtmann 5-axis HSC/HPC machining centres are the ideal solution for a variety of applications in aerospace manufacturing, providing maximum productivity.

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors and avionics.

See our advertising tariff.


data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.